2016 Spring Geriatric Healthcare Series (GEC) - Dementia Care: Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm Alaska Time
Day 1:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 3:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 4:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 5:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 6:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 7:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 8:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 9:
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Day 10:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
$10.00 to $180.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Host
UAA Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce - Alaska's AHEC
Instructor
Various

Credits

Contact Hours: 15.00
C.E. Credit for Nursing : 15.00
1.5 hours per session for up to 15 hours for the entire series. Cost $40 Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
C.E. Credit for BH/SW: 15.00
Specialization: Social Workers and Counselors
Social Workers and Counselors: 1.5 hours per session for up to 15 hours for the entire series. Cost $40. UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240(1)
C.E. Credit for BH/SW: 15.00
Specialization: Psychologists
Psychologists: 1.5 hours per session for up to 15 hours for the entire series. Cost $40. UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-810-610
C.E. Credit for Physician - American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): 15.00
Specialization: Prescribed
Physicians: This live series activity, Geriatric Healthcare for Healthcare Providers, from March 29 – May 31, 2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15 prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Training Overview Description

About the Series:
For ten weeks all sessions will be broadcast each Tuesday from 3:00-4:30pm Alaska Time via the University of Washington Interactive Virtual Classroom to Western Washington regional hospitals and host sites in Montana, Alaska and Wyoming. Participants may attend just the sessions they like or the entire series. Registration cost is $10 per session up to $60 for the entire series. Optional CE credits are available for an additional $40.

The University of Washington Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center (NWGWEC), the School of Nursing and the Seattle Veterans Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) are partnering to bring a series of continuing education programs on geriatric health to health professionals in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska.

Nationally and regionally recognized NW GWEC faculty will present each topic and facilitate discussion. The series will assist providers in developing and enhancing health promotion interventions to prevent disease and postpone further disability for the older adults they serve. This series will give community-based providers working in the field of aging the opportunity to access valuable information without having to travel a great distance.

This series is made possible in Alaska through support provided by the UAA / Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC- HRSA Grant #U77HP23073, the Alaska Training Cooperative and The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority-GIFTS ID #6295.

Session Topics:
Mar 29 Dementia
April 5 Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Delirium & Depression
April 12 Update on Parkinson Disease with Focus on Treatment Options
April 19 Riding the Roller Coaster: Enhancing Quality of Life in Dementia
April 26 Managing Ethical Dilemmas & Moral Distress
May 3 Caring for the Caregiver
May 10 Essentials of Advance Care Planning
May 17 Dementia & Multiple Chronic Conditions
May 24 Driving & Dementia
May 31 Putting It All Together

Host Site Locations in Alaska (Host sites will be posted as they sign up, Check for frequent updates.)
If you do not see a host site in your area or you are interested in becoming a host site, please contact Geri Heiner at glheiner@uaa.alaska.edu

Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce-Alaska's AHEC - Anchorage
Alaska Island Community Services - Wrangell
Alaska VA Healthcare System - Anchorage
Aldergrove Assisted Living - Homer
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska - Anchorage
Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska - Fairbanks
Among Friends Assisted Living Home - Palmer
Anchorage Senior Activity Center - Anchorage
Assets Inc. - Anchorage
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham
Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center - Fairbanks
Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center - Chugiak
Clearview Haven Assisted Living Home - Seward
Consumer Care Network, Inc - Kenai
Fairbanks Resource Agency-Fairbanks
Heritage Place - Soldotna
Homer Senior Citizens - Homer
LINKS Matsu ADRC & Parent Resource Center - Wasilla
Providence Extended Care - Anchorage
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center - Kodiak
Providence Valdez Medical Center - Valdez
Sitka Community Hospital - Sitka
Sitka Pioneer Home - Sitka
South East AHEC-Ketchikan Public Library - Ketchikan
South Peninsula Hospital - Homer
Sutton Library - Sutton
University of Alaska Anchorage-Human Services - Anchorage
Wrangell Medical Center - Wrangell

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Palliative Care
Long Term Care
Geriatrics
Evidence Based Medicine/Practice
Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia
Consumer Rights
Chronic Disease Management
Public Health Specialist
Health Educator
Psychiatrist
Internist
Geriatrician
Family Medicine Physician
Registered Nurse - CNS
Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Nurse Educator
Nurse Administrator
Licensed Practical Nurse
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Physician Assistant
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Family Practice
Vocational Specialist
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Village Counselor
Social Worker
Psychologist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Family & Marriage Therapist
Behavioral Health Aide
Physical Therapist
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)

Registration Information

Cost depends on the number of sessions you plan to attend: $10 per session up to $60 for the entire series. Optional CE credits are available for an additional $40 fee per professional type requested The additional $40 processing fee for CE credits is being collected at the time of registration and will be sent to the University of Washington at the end of the series. CE certificates will then be sent out based on the sign in sheets collected at each host site.

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